If you’re like me, you know minimal about basketball except for the fact that Clay Bennett can go choke on a blowtorch. Unfortunately for me, most of you aren’t like that but in fact not only know something about basketball, but actually care about it too. Which means apparently I have to include some tidbits in today’s dots about some thing called the “draft” of the “National Brisketball League”? (Update: Apparently “brisketball” is a real thing.)
So here’s some newly-minted Dawgs-to-the-NBA dots first:
- Isaiah Stewart went to Detroit — a city that actually has a soft spot in my heart, and not just because their houses are within a realm I could maybe with a bit of luck one day afford, unlike the hellhole that is stupid expensive PNW housing. But I digress. Detroit Bad Boys, which is the SB Nation Detroit Pistons site and not, as I first thought, a Village People cover band, has a podcast about their draft night and their mixed-feelings instant reaction post to Stewart getting picked.
- And just two days ago, Stewart showed up in the NY Times.
ALL GLORY TO THE MAN UPSTAIRS! READY TO GET TO WORK #GGM— Isaiah Stewart (@Dreamville_33) November 19, 2020
Isaiah Stewart was a joy to cover. He was the player most often tasked with explaining a disappointing season, and he always gave engaging, thoughtful answers. I wish him well.— Lauren Kirschman (@laurenkirschman) November 19, 2020
Killian Hayes, Isaiah Stewart and Saddiq Bey all in the same draft is a reallllly strong haul for the Pistons. Three hard-nosed defensive players. Dwane Casey is gonna love coaching these rookies. https://t.co/AGukFHyW7F— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) November 19, 2020
- Then Jaden McDaniels went to Minnesota, where the SB Nation site Canis Hoopus has a recap of their draft night including thoughts on McDaniels.
Washington's Jaden McDaniels is the 17th Husky to be taken in the First Round of the NBA Draft, going 28th overall to the Minnesota Timberwolves via the Oklahoma City Thunder & the Lakers.— SportsPac12 (@SportsPac12) November 19, 2020
McDaniels is the 58th all-time NBA pick from Washington per our stat partner @SERCenter.
- Marc Spears of The Undefeated looks at McDaniels and the legacy and community of Puget Sound basketball.
Jaden McDaniels sneaks into the first round, joins Jaylen Nowell in Minny. Two Huskies in the first round for the first time since 2016 https://t.co/FIFugL5Wib— Alec Dietz (@AlecDietz) November 19, 2020
This appears to be good:
1st/2nd Round NFL & NBA Draft Picks in the PAC-12 Era (2012-2020 Drafts):— WestCoastCFB (@WestCoastCFB) November 19, 2020
1. Washington - 27
2. UCLA - 21
3. USC - 18
4. Oregon - 17
4. Stanford - 17
6. Arizona - 12
7. Utah - 10
8. Colorado - 9
9. Cal - 8
10. ASU - 5
11. WSU - 3
12. OSU - 2
Now let’s end things on a football note, where— wait, what?
BREAKING: #Pac12 approves non-conference games, per source.— Jon Wilner (@wilnerhotline) November 19, 2020
- And of course Christian Caple talks DMo, too.
- And Chris Petersen helped Budda Baker become one of the best defensive players in the NFL through ping pong.
But most importantly:
What if I told you ... Dylan Morris' middle name is Jacob?— Christian Caple (@ChristianCaple) November 18, 2020
Do good things, don’t do bad things, and bow down to Washington.